Bob McGaughey has practiced law since 1980. Admitted in Oregon, Washington and federal courts in both states.bob right cropped

  • Civil business litigations and arbitrations including securities & other investments, shareholder & derivative actions, employment, partnership & LLC dissolutions and contract lawsuits
  • Mediator in nearly 100 disputes
  • Arbitrator in over 100 disputes
  • Author: Oregon Securities Law Handbook, Oregon Corporate Law Handbook, Washington Corporate Law Handbook
  • Past Chair of Oregon State Bar’s Business Litigation Section and past Chair of its Securities Regulation Section
  • AV rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Oregon Super Lawyers®
  • Best Lawyers®


Chair, OSB Business Litigation Section (1997-98)
Member, Executive Board, OSB Business Litigation Section (1995-99)

Chair, OSB Securities Regulation Section (1994-95)
Member, Executive Board, OSB Securities Regulation Section (1989-96)

Delegate, OSB House of Delegates (2011 – 2014)
Member, OSB Securities Regulation Section, Task Force on Uniform Securities Act (2004-06)
Member, OSB Business Law Section, Task Force on Changes to Corporation Act (2001)
Member, OSB Business Law Section, Task Force on Close Corporations (1999)
Member, OSB Business Law Section, Continuing Legal Ed Committee (1993-96)
Member, OSB Business Law Section, Legislation (LLC) Committee (1995)

Member, Multnomah Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee (2006-09)
Co-grader, Oregon Bar Exam, Winter & Summer 1999

Member, OSB Continuing Legal Education Committee (1989-92)
Member, Multnomah Bar Assoc., Continuing Legal Education Committee (1994-96)
Co-Chair, Northwest Securities Law Institute (1994)


Served as an arbitrator and/or mediator in more than 200 disputes through various organizations including the Arbitration Service of Portland, American Arbitration Association, the Oregon Court of Appeals Settlement Program, the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., the Multnomah County Circuit Court Arbitration Program, the Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Program and the National Futures Association.


  • Speaker at programs sponsored by the Oregon State Bar, OSB Professional Liability Fund, Northwest Securities Institute, Oregon Law Institute, Oregon Securities Regulation Section, Internal Revenue Service, Institute for Paralegal Education, Oregon Legal Secretaries Association, Lorman, National Business Institute and other organizations.
  • Linfield College, McMinnville: Oregon: Part-time Business Law Instructor, (2000-04)
  • Bassist College, Portland, Oregon: Part-time Business Law Instructor, (1989-96)


  • JD University of Akron 1980
  • MA University of Akron 1975
  • BSEE Lowell Technological Institute 1971


Grew up in Cambridge, Mass. Moved to Oregon 35+ years ago. Married, one son. Enjoys travel (been to over 25 countries), golf, film & reading.